New International Version
The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.
King James Bible
The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.
Darby Bible Translation
A continual fire shall be kept burning on the altar: it shall never go out.
World English Bible
Fire shall be kept burning on the altar continually; it shall not go out.
Young's Literal Translation
fire is continually burning on the altar, it is not quenched.
Leviticus 6:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fire shall ever be burning - See on Leviticus 6:9 (note) and Leviticus 6:20 (note). In imitation of this perpetual fire, the ancient Persian Magi, and their descendants the Parses, kept up a perpetual fire; the latter continue it to the present day. This is strictly enjoined in the Zend Avesta, which is a code of laws as sacred among them as the Pentateuch is among the Jews. A Sagnika Brahmin preserves the fire that was kindled at his investiture with the poita, and never suffers it to go out, using the same fire at his wedding and in all his burnt-offerings, till at length his body is burnt with it - Ward's Customs.
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LibraryMeditations against Despair, or Doubting of God's Mercy.
It is found by continual experience, that near the time of death, when the children of God are weakest, then Satan makes the greatest nourish of his strength, and assails them with his strongest temptations. For he knows that either he must now or never prevail; for if their souls once go to heaven, he shall never vex nor trouble them any more. And therefore he will now bestir himself as much as he can, and labour to set before their eyes all the gross sins which ever they committed, and the judgments …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
Solomon's Temple Spiritualized
"Give Aaron and his sons this command: 'These are the regulations for the burnt offering: The burnt offering is to remain on the altar hearth throughout the night, till morning, and the fire must be kept burning on the altar.
The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it.
"'These are the regulations for the grain offering: Aaron's sons are to bring it before the LORD, in front of the altar.
and the room facing north is for the priests who guard the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, who are the only Levites who may draw near to the LORD to minister before him."
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